June 10, 2009
In this issue:
*The Chronicle of the Horse Signs as 2009/2010 Title Sponsor of the USHJA International Hunter Derby
*World Equestrian Brands Returns as Title Sponsor of USHJA Rider Recognition Program for Fifth Year
*Junior Members to Compete in Essex Classics/USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic
*Zone News & Deadlines
2008/2009 ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby
Title sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA International Hunter Derby
Title sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA Trainer Symposiums
Title sponsor of the 2008/2009 USHJA International Hunter Derby
Presenting sponsor of the 2008/2009 USHJA International Hunter Derby
Title sponsor of the USHJA Horse Welfare Resource
Featuring sponsor of the 2008/2009 USHJA International Hunter Derby
Major sponsor of the 2008/2009 USHJA International Hunter Derby
Major sponsor of the 2008/2009 USHJA International Hunter Derby
Title sponsor of the 2009 USHJA Hunterdon Cup & Award sponsor of the 2008/2009 USHJA International Hunter Derby
Title sponsor of the USHJA Rider Recognition Program
Sponsor of the USHJA Affiliate Yearbook
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The Chronicle of the Horse Signs as 2009/2010 Title Sponsor of the USHJA International Hunter Derby
The United States Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to announce The Chronicle of the Horse as the 2009/2010 Title Sponsor of the USHJA International Hunter Derby. The award-winning weekly equestrian publication has been covering horse sports since 1937.
USHJA President Bill Moroney is excited to welcome The Chronicle of the Horse to the USHJA family of sponsors. “The Chronicle’s longstanding tradition of excellence in reporting on the hunter/jumper world as well as its progressive vision for the future parallels the mission of the International Hunter Derby. The Derby series was created to not only bring tradition back to the show ring, but to also promote show hunters internationally. The USHJA is proud to have an organization such as The Chronicle of the Horse sponsoring this exciting class.”
During its first year of competition, the International Hunter Derby Series has earned accolades from top professionals in the industry and has grown in popularity across the country. The Chronicle has been covering the series’ progress and the impact it’s making on the hunter world since its inception in December 2007.
“We have observed the International Hunter Derby series in its inaugural year and realized that the program, which focuses on the tradition and elegance of the show hunter, is a perfect fit for The Chronicle’s long history and foundation in the sport,” says Tricia Booker, the editor of The Chronicle of the Horse. “We are thrilled to support this unique program that promotes and features the top show hunters competing at some of the best venues in the country. We look forward to being a part of its future success.”
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World Equestrian Brands Returns as Title Sponsor of the USHJA Rider Recognition Program for Fifth Year
The United States Hunter Jumper Association is proud to announce that World Equestrian Brands, a leader in the equine product market, will return as Title Sponsor of the USHJA Rider Recognition Program for the fifth year. The internationally recognized company has sponsored the program, which celebrates the lifetime achievements of professional hunter and jumper riders, since its inception in 2005.
Bill Moroney, USHJA's President, shared his enthusiasm. "World Equestrian Brands has been a sponsor of the USHJA since its conception. USHJA strives to make each sponsor a true partner of the organization and World Equestrian Brands' support and dedication is the perfect example of that effort. We are thrilled to have them return for a fifth year."
The Rider Recognition Program tracks the overall, lifetime money earnings of professional hunter and jumper riders. Each year, total monies won are added and recognition is given to riders based on six levels of achievement - $50,000 Level, $75,000 Level, $100,000 Level, $250,000 Level, $500,000 Level and $1 Million Level. Dedicated to the betterment and support of the equine industry, World Equestrian Brands donates product awards to present to riders at each of the six levels. Riders who reach the elite $1 Million Level are awarded an Amerigo Saddle personally fitted to them by a qualified Amerigo Saddle Fit Expert.
"We understand and appreciate all of the hard work it takes for riders to get to the top levels of every equestrian sport," states Kendra McQuillan of World Equestrian Brands. "We are very pleased to provide riders with quality, technical products that will assist them in further enhancing their performance."
World Equestrian Brands provides world class, high performance equestrian products to the equine community. Backed by a team of professional riders, the company prides itself in hassle free, personalized customer service. To learn more about World Equestrian Brands and to view its products, please visit the company’s website.
More information about the Rider Recognition Program can be found on the USHJA website. Questions regarding the program may be directed to USHJA’s Awards and Task Force Senior Coordinator, Kristyn Kay, at email@example.com.
Junior Members to Compete in Essex Classics/USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic
The Essex Classics/USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic will be held July 28 in Saugerties, New York in conjunction with the USEF East Coast Junior Hunter Finals. In its fifth year, the prestigious class combines the precision of equitation and the handiness of hunters to test the horsemanship skills of some of the most talented young riders in the country.
The class consists of three rounds with the highest scores going to those who demonstrate style and smoothness. Riders will first be asked to ride a classic hunter course with fence heights set at 3’6. The top 10 riders will then be invited to compete in a second handy round. From there, the top four riders will be called back for a third and final work-off where they will be asked to switch horses and ride all or part of the previous courses.
The Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic is open to any active USHJA Junior member who has won an USEF Medal, ASPCA Maclay, USEF Show Jumping Talent Search or WIHS Classic class through July 1, 2009. Past winners of the class include: Lexy Reed, Addison Phillips, Maggie McAlary and Katherine Newman. Once a rider has won the class, they will not be invited to compete in it again.
Information about the Essex Classics/USHJA Hunter Equitation Cup Classic can be found on the USHJA website. Questions concerning the class may be directed to Kristyn Kay, USHJA’s Awards and Task Force Senior Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zone News & Deadlines
2010 Zone Specifications:
North American Junior Young Rider Championships:
Zone 5: It's here! The 2009 USHJA Zone 5 $10,000 Scholarship!
What are you waiting for? Spread the word or start writing your essay. We'll start accepting applications June 1.
National Junior Jumper Championship criteria changes are due July 15, 2009.
USHJA Clinics Program Schedule
The USHJA Clinics Program is dedicated to providing clinics throughout the country to the members of USHJA. For a complete listing of clinics check the USHJA Clinics Calendar.
10 Lendon Gray will be conducting a clinic at Horse ‘N Hound, LLC in Washington Township, NJ. For more information, please contact Liz Durkin at HorseNHound@gmail.com or 973.271.7409.
12-14 Greg Best will be conducting a clinic at the Garrison Forest School in Owings Mills, MD. For more information, please contact Cindy Bacon at email@example.com or 410.559.3450.
13-14 Ron Danta will be conducting a clinic at Star Ridge Stables in Hardeeville, SC. For more information, please contact Stella Prescott at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843.784.7845.
13-14 Tonya Johnston will be conducting a “Sports Psychology for Riders” clinic at In-Stride, Inc in St. Augustine, FL. For more information, please contact Lisa Anderson at email@example.com or 904.476.7413.
19-21 Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Miwok Stables in Mill Valley, CA. For more information, please contact Linda Rubio at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415.389.9414.
23-24 Jack Towell will be conducting a clinic at Rose Hill Equestrian Center in Bluffton, SC. For more information, please contact Kate Maple at email@example.com or 843.815.3428.
26-28 Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Beach Lake Stables in Sacramento, CA. For more information, please contact Karen Colston at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916.485.0483.
30-July 2 Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Spring Down Equestrian Center in Portola Valley, CA. For more information, please contact Diane Allison at email@example.com or 650.851.1114.
10-12 Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Riverside Equestrian in Petaluma, CA. For more information, please contact Marian Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415.710.1116.
17 Old Dominion Horse Show will host a dinner for prospective college students and their parents at the Deep Run Hunt Club in Manakin Sabot, VA. Reservations are required. Please contact Ellen Shevella at email@example.com or 434.242.8937.
20 Jimmy Lee will be conducting a clinic at the Oklahoma City State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City, OK. For more information, please contact Bill Whisenant at firstname.lastname@example.org or 580.695.5986.
23 Linda Andrisani and Sharon Stewart-Wells will be conducting a clinic at the J Bar J Boys Ranch in Bend, OR. For more information, please contact Dianne Johnson at email@example.com or 425.823.2802.
24-25 Tonya Johnston will be conducting a “Sports Psychology for Riders” clinic at Folly Farm in Simsbury, CT. For more information, please contact Cara Chapel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860.658.9943.
25-26 Greg Best will be conducting a clinic at Flintridge Riding Club in La Canada Flintridge, CA. For more information, please contact Ellen Narver at email@example.com or 213.989.7494.
7-9 Greg Best will be conducting a clinic at D & J Equestrian Center in Owings Mills, MD. For more information, please contact Miriam Schulman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.559.3481.
29-30 Linda Allen will be conducting a clinic at Brookfield Corner Farm in Brookfield, NH. For more information, please contact Janet Murfey at email@example.com or 603.522.6440.
18 THJA will be hosting a “College Night” at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, TX. For more information, please contact the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.621.6290.
3-4 Linda Allen will be conducting a clinic at Sonoma Valley Stables in Petaluma, CA. For more information, please contact Hope Glynn at email@example.com or 707.769.0180.
6-8 Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Spring Down Equestrian Center in Portola Valley, CA. For more information, please contact Diane Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650.851.1114.
10-12 George Morris will be conducting a clinic at Blackjack Farms in Birmingham, AL. For more information, please contact J. Michael Halbleib at JMichaelH1@aol.com or 205.283.3082.
9-10 Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, TX. For more information, please contact the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show at email@example.com or 713.621.6290.
14-15 Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at Outlaw Stable in New Bloomfield, PA. For more information, please contact Tara Dawn Hazen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717.582.8221.
2-3 Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at Lehman Farms in Pitsford, NY. For more information, please contact Craig Brown at email@example.com or 585.657.4528.
For more information on holding a clinic in your area, please contact Melanie Fransen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859.225.6960. Be sure to check the USHJA website daily as the clinic schedule grows throughout the year.
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